Only considered a negative by league fans who have a gripe with RU and for the most part do not understand the game of RU beyond their tired old prejudices.
Give over. I was born about as far South as the UK goes, played Union 10 seasons until I found a more physically suitable sport and watched it pretty religiously from age 5 to 18 as did a large number of my friends and family. The only person who liked RL was my dad and we could only ever watch it when the Challenge Cup was on really (plus he's nearly as big a Union fan as League fan). I still watch Union a bit now but my interest has waned. But I always used to hate the boring kicking "duels", the endless dull set pieces and was finally tired out by every last ###### collapsed scrum. I like running rugby and I finally found I couldn't bother waiting anymore for some to happen in Union.